September 11, Terrorist Attacks,
and U.S. Foreign Policy

September 11, 2002
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University
15th Floor, Room 1501
420 W. 118th Street
New York, NY 10027

An Academy of Political Science/Political Science Quarterly Panel Presentation Co-sponsored with Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute of War and Peace

How have international relations changed as a result of the 9/11 attacks? What is distinctive about these terrorist attacks? What policies should the United Stated adopt to deal most effectively with the global threat of terrorism? What is the likely future of Islamic Fundamentalist Movements? These questions are the main focus of the Academy's book entitled, September 11, Terrorist Attacks, and U.S. Foreign Policy (August 2002). A collection of articles by a distinguished group of scholars, it represents the first serious attempt to explain the causes and consequences of the terrorist attacks of September 11. Our panel featured five prominent scholars, some contributors to the book.

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Moderator:
Demetrios James Caraley
Janet H. Robb Professor of the Social Sciences, Barnard College
Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

How Has the War Gone and Where Is It Going?
Warner Schilling
James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations
Columbia University

The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy: Tactical Advantages of Terror
Richard Betts
Leo A. Shifrin Professor of War and Peace Studies
Columbia University

Al Qaeda, Military Commissions, and American Self-Defense
Ruth Wedgwood
Professor of Law
Yale University

An Interim Assessment of September 11: What Has Changed and What Has Not?
Robert Jervis
Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Relations
Columbia University

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Demetrios James Caraley

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